Flu Season Advice from Our D14 Nurses

Flu Season Advice from Our D14 Nurses
Posted on 10/22/2018
kids washing handsFlu Season Advice from Our D14 Nurses
Parents/guardians, as we are approaching the cold/flu season, we would like to remind you of a few every-day preventative actions you can do to help keep our school and your children healthy:
• Practice and model good hand-washing technique with your children.
• Encourage your child to not touch their eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Teach them to cover a cough by coughing into their elbow.
• Encourage them to use a disposable tissue when they sneeze.
• Promote in them a healthy diet and sufficient sleep.
• Keep your child home when they are sick.
If your child is not feeling well or becomes ill, please keep them home until they are feeling better. Please do not send your kids to school if they have vomited or had a fever within the last 24 hours. Please note your child needs to be fever-free without any medications (Tylenol or Motrin) for 24 hours before they should return to school.They also should not be taking any medications for nausea or vomiting when they return to school.
Please also encourage your kids to constantly wash their hands throughout the day, but especially before eating and when they first get home from school. Manitou Springs Elementary staff are also working to educate students on disease spread prevention and are working hard at constantly disinfecting surfaces in the school. Feel free to contact the health team with any questions or concerns. Thank you!
-- Kaitlyn Byrne and LeAnn Sharon, D14 Nurses
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